LA in the Media - Issue 18, 7 - 20 November 2015

Eva Porter, of Porter Designs, looks over some garden projects.

Friday 6 November 2015 [Canberra Times]

Talk to the (screaming) hand: Show marks 30 years of a skateboarding symbol

Cartoonish defiance characterises streetwear design logos. Mooks' horned lightbulb with its pitchfork element promotes the devilish "idea". Mambo's farting dog shifts mischievous blame. And Californian skateboard label Santa Cruz wears danger on its sleeve. Or it would, if it had one. Read more.

Friday 6 November 2015 [Brisbane Times]

Liveable Melbourne: The shades of Melbourne leave much to be desired

In the 1960s, an avenue of trees along Geelong Road in Footscray was torn down for a road widening project. Now Maribyrnong Council is replanting the entire road, bringing back the shade to the sun-bleached arterials of the west. Read more.

Friday 6 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Grounding in growing a business

LANDSCAPE architect Eva Porter had to start her own business to get the experience employers said she was lacking. But the 24-year-old’s gutsy move is paying off. Ms Porter’s work was on display at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Read more.

Monday 9 November 2015 [Tract]

Liveable Melbourne 2015

Tract is delighted to partner with The Age and Deloitte Access Economics to produce Liveable Melbourne, a major research project investigating how liveability varies across Melbourne. Read more.

Monday 9 November 2015 [The Age]

Fixing Melbourne's problems: What would you do?

Over the weekend we published a ranking and description of each of Melbourne's 312 established suburbs. Today here in The (Ideas) Zone we are giving you a community forum to share and debate ideas about making Melbourne a better place in which to live and work. Read more.

Wednesday 11 November 2015 [Domain]

Pools that will make a splash this summer

Fabulous views, tick. Wonderful architecture, tick. Magical space, tick. So what’s left to make prestige property-lovers really sit up and take note? A glorious pool. It’s always been a wonderful lifestyle feature for anyone with a family who enjoys a regular swim. Read more.

Wednesday 11 November 2015 [PCMA Convene]

Can a Convention Centre Remake a City?

Yes, says architect Ken Maher, lead designer of ICC Sydney, who shared the plan to use the new convention center to link Sydney's neighborhoods and create dynamic, authentic experiences for visitors and locals alike. Read more.

Thursday 12 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Park visions sought

LANDSCAPE architects are calling on the real experts — children — to reimagine green spaces in their school or neighbourhood. The My Park Rules competition encourages school groups and community clubs to nominate grounds or parks with their vision for how the spot could be transformed. Read more.

Monday 17 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Freewheeling creativity

AN AVID skateboarder responsible for hectares of Wyong Shire’s large open spaces has been named one of Australia’s top landscape architects. Wyong Council’s landscape architect Boyd McMillan was blooming thrilled to be named a top three finalist in the Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award – the most prestigious individual award bestowed by Parks and Leisure Australia. Read more.

Monday 17 November 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Cashing in on parks and gardens

A group of Melbourne councils, the state government and Victoria University have launched Australia’s first Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure, which details ways to develop a business case for urban greening strategies. Read more.

Monday 17 November 2015 [Penrith City Gazette]

Thornton units push Penrith’s skyline higher

New buildings at Thornton Estate will be the tallest in the Penrith city centre. If history is any guide, on December 12 when brand new 10-storey apartment buildings, full of units and loft-style penthouses go on sale, buyers will be in a frenzy. Read more.

Tuesday 18 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Transform your park

A NATIONAL competition, My Park Rules, invites school groups and community clubs to nominate “underloved” parks for a transformation. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and 202020 Vision created the national initiative for students to redesign parks. Read more.